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  •  That fix is already in place (2+ / 0-)
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    elfling, joy

    The students in the online, for-profit school for which I work are almost all from rural areas.  All of our students take the same mandated tests.  All of the families self-select to be in this program.  

    That said, it is not a fix.  For each student we have enrolled, a portion of the state funds that would ordinarily go to the local schools now goes to recruiters, advertising, and profits for a corporation 3,000 miles away.

    By mathematical logic, because funds are being leached by corporate schools into these non-education aspects of the business entity, there is less money going to kids and teachers.  

    Online education may be serving some of our kids well, but there is no reason for it to be a for-profit company.  

    It is important that we draw the line between online education and for profit education.  One is only probably bad while the other is certainly bad.


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